Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Active Shooter

http://www.aol.com/article/2014/06/16/islamists-attack-kenyan-town-near-lamu-killing-48/20913038/?byPassArticleCache=1&ncid=webmail21

All over the world there are terrorist attacks that take place in broad daylight, involving often dozens of shooters.  Their goal is to kill as many people as possible.  Sometimes they take over a building.  Sometimes they use suicide bombers, and sometimes they strike at multiple locations at once.

Can your agency handle an active shooter incident?  Can your agency handle five or six active shooter incidents at one time with a half a dozen shooters at each one?  Can you handle several bomb explosions and suspicious packages all at once too?

Every officer should have immediate access to a patrol rifle.  You need mutual aid protocols in place to allow hundreds, even thousands of officers to respond to your jurisdiction to assist you.  The North Hollywood shooting in Los Angeles had an armored car, and 600 officers respond to two armed and shooting suspects.  You will need many more to properly respond to 24 armed and shooting suspects; that's what the SGT Says.

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